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Yeah, start increasing the GPU clock offset. You can probably start off around +78 and if it is stable keep increasing in +13 MHz increments until you get it to crash.
Makes sense. BTW I think you meant +76 MHz,,,,,,,,,,
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I was just dividing by 13 and that's the closest I could get. I actually don't go by 13 MHz increments. I just increase it as I see fit. It's just that the video board only changes in 13 MHz steps.
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I ran it at +76 with no problems on Valley. But I noticed something odd. I had the Precision X GPU readouts up at the same time and they were way different than what valley is reporting.
Valley was reporting a core clock of just over 1600 but precision X reported it at just below 1500. Which one is more accurate and is there a better way to get the actual core clock speeds?
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Hi

New to the site. Just got my EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 recently.
This weekend i updated the BIOS to a custom one, by Mr. Dark.
1506 Mhz base clock / 4001 MHz, no boost, higher TDP, 1,275 volt. It seems stable. But when i run a burn-in test in Furmark 2560x1440 with 4xAA the graphics driver crashes after some minutes.
Didn't see any problem in other benchmark tests or games yesterday.
Should i be worried about the furmark situation, og just be happy as long as i dont get crashes in games ect.?

Don't worry, be happy redface.gif
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I ran it at +76 with no problems on Valley. But I noticed something odd. I had the Precision X GPU readouts up at the same time and they were way different than what valley is reporting.
Valley was reporting a core clock of just over 1600 but precision X reported it at just below 1500. Which one is more accurate and is there a better way to get the actual core clock speeds?

Try running GPU-Z in the background and see what it reports. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
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Try running GPU-Z in the background and see what it reports. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
I have GPU-Z and ran it with Valley. The numbers were different on all three reports.
On GPU-Z It was saying the highest was 1456, on Precision X16 it reported 1507, and on Valley it reported 1630.

Also to note that precision X crashed at one point when I was not in the room and I had to reset all the values and restart the test.

I am now thinking of going with MSI afterburner because I have heard some people have issues with Precision X crashing. Does Afterburner have a good amount of skins to choose from?

I have to go to work now and will check back when I get home.
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I have GPU-Z and ran it with Valley. The numbers were different on all three reports.
On GPU-Z It was saying the highest was 1456, on Precision X16 it reported 1507, and on Valley it reported 1630.

Also to note that precision X crashed at one point when I was not in the room and I had to reset all the values and restart the test.

I am now thinking of going with MSI afterburner because I have heard some people have issues with Precision X crashing. Does Afterburner have a good amount of skins to choose from?

I have to go to work now and will check back when I get home.

Afterburner has lots of different skins to choose from. I chose this one because it matched my motherboard's color scheme plus it is easy to switch to whatever board's clocks I want to monitor. You can even 'stack' the graphs and have different colors for each item. I monitor the usage and temp for my CPU cores in two different graph panels.

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I still don't understand why people think they need a custom bios. MY best GTX 980 can do 1505 on the core with the stock bios.

Welcome to OC. smile.gif

Custom bios lets the card take more power for those demanding scenes. it's more of a benching thing, but for example I was able to push my core an extra 110MHz or so in Catzilla 1440p with a Cyclops bios simply because of just how much power the Raymark test will draw - it isn't unheard of to survive most of the bench and then raymark loads in and driver crash. On some cards (but most notably Classified and Kingpin cards), a custom bios from Kingpin will unlock the actual 100% fan speed (default bios is restricted to something like 70-80% of actual fan speeds to fall in line with noise requirements from nvidia)
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I installed and am running MSI afterburner, and my results got weird.
Please note that during all of these tests I was running Unigine Valley on ultra settings but nothing else turned on (no tessellation or anti-aliasing).
Once I was able to figure out how to get the MSI OSD up I ran a few tests starting with just the core voltage up to max at +87. The first test I ran I was getting really low FPS, like 27 min and 60 max. So I restarted the PC and did another test. It seemed to run with the max FPS at above 220. For the core clock MSI was reading basically the same as Precision X did and which is lower than both what Valley and GPU-Z were reporting. So I upped the Core clock to +78 and started the test again. About halfway through the test my second screen (which is not part of the test) went black. But the test seemed to run smooth and it finished but when I quit out of valley both screens were black. I had to do a hard reboot. After startup I ran the test again and it ran fine, but still the Core clock on MSI were reading low. So I upped the Core clock to +91 and ran the test. About halfway through both screens flickered and went black for a second then they came back up. But I noticed MSI was reading a lower core clock like less that 1350. So I am running the test again.. I will report back when all is done.
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I installed and am running MSI afterburner, and my results got weird.
Please note that during all of these tests I was running Unigine Valley on ultra settings but nothing else turned on (no tessellation or anti-aliasing).
Once I was able to figure out how to get the MSI OSD up I ran a few tests starting with just the core voltage up to max at +87. The first test I ran I was getting really low FPS, like 27 min and 60 max. So I restarted the PC and did another test. It seemed to run with the max FPS at above 220. For the core clock MSI was reading basically the same as Precision X did and which is lower than both what Valley and GPU-Z were reporting. So I upped the Core clock to +78 and started the test again. About halfway through the test my second screen (which is not part of the test) went black. But the test seemed to run smooth and it finished but when I quit out of valley both screens were black. I had to do a hard reboot. After startup I ran the test again and it ran fine, but still the Core clock on MSI were reading low. So I upped the Core clock to +91 and ran the test. About halfway through both screens flickered and went black for a second then they came back up. But I noticed MSI was reading a lower core clock like less that 1350. So I am running the test again.. I will report back when all is done.

Screens going black for a few seconds is an indication of a driver crash. This could be cause by power target too low, overheating (Maxwell performs at its very best when at 60C or lower, especially when pushing things), incompatibility with some drivers (some are known for being less accepting of pushing a card), or even you pushing your core too far.
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